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Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Scale Tale

Once upon a time, I hated scales.  In fact, I avoided them for years at a time!  Why on earth, when I wasn't ready to do anything about it (and really, probably couldn't do anything about it at the time), would I want the details of how bad it was?  Heck no!  I was the queen of denial and I didn't even OWN a scale until last year.

Then there came a point when the reality smacked me in the face.  You can't fix what you don't acknowledge.  Sort of like this:

Then I started doing what I call scale gymnastics.  That's where you figure out the absolute best way to stand on the scale to yield the lowest possible number.  Instead of standing directly on it, if I could shift my weight a little to the right, and turn my right foot on a slight angle, while putting the tippy toes of my left foot up against the window where the numbers were, the number would always be less!  YAY!  So on weeks where I didn't eat right, or exercise well, it was no big problem.  I could just do some scale gymnastics and VOILA, I lost a pound!  woohoo!!

Now, I'm at peace with the scale.  If I do my part, the scale reflects my next right choices.  If I have an off week, or month, well, the scale is just reporting the consequence of those choices, too.  It's all good.  I guess because I accept that there will be good days/weeks/months and sometimes not-so-good ones, the scale is no longer something to avoid.

And just to toot my own horn a's down 5 pounds from last week.  I really feel like (and know) I'm back on track and moving forward again.  YAY!

1 comment:

  1. ((((((((((((((GREAT AUNTY CARLY))))))))))))))

    I don't know your e-mail address, but I figure you get comments to your blog posts forwarded to your e-mail, so I'm posting here! lol

    As I was mashing my potatoes a bit earlier, I thought of you and was hoping you and your son were having a good day. . .so I'm taking a break from all the cooking to come and wish you well today!

    Hope you and your son have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    You're AWESOME :D

    ((((((((((((((GREAT AUNTY CARLY))))))))))))))



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